Raspberry Macaroons in Chocolate Shells

Passover is around the corner. Flour and other leavening agents are forbidden during this 8-day holiday but this does not mean that taste and beauty in desserts need be compromised.

For an elegant ending to the Seder meal, these dainty macaroons en-robed in chocolate can’t be beat.

Chocolate gives the bite-size macaroons an appealing crunch. Imagine you’re decorating bonbons — embellish each with a different garnish.

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PREP: 30 MINS
TOTAL TIME: 2 HOURS
YIELD: MAKES 20

Ingredients

2 cups dried sweetened flaked coconut
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg white
Pinch of coarse salt
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 teaspoons coconut oil (or corn syrup, if not keeping kosher for Passover)
Edible gold leaf, toasted coconut, and sanding sugar, for garnish

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine coconut, granulated sugar, egg white, and salt in a food processor and pulse until combined, scraping down sides of bowl, if necessary. Add raspberries and pulse until just incorporated. (Do not overprocess.)

2. Scoop mounds of coconut mixture 1 inch apart onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, using a 1/2-ounce (1 1/4-inch) ice cream scoop or a tablespoon to form small mounds.

3. Bake until macaroons are lightly golden, 28 to 30 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through. Transfer macaroons to a wire rack and let cool.

4. Place chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until melted. Add coconut oil, stirring until combined, then remove from heat.

5. Dip bottoms of macaroons in chocolate or completely cover with chocolate, transferring as dipped to a wax-paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. Garnish as desired while still warm, then refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day. Serve chilled.

receipe from: Marthastewart.com

 

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